Peter Scott has been a Lecturer and Guide at Tate Britain and Tate Modern for 17 years.  His specialisms include the full range of the Tate Collections and a number of topics beyond that.  The above list of talks is a sample of his offerings.


Peter also lectures at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Towner Gallery Eastbourne and the Bristol Art Gallery.  He is a Tutor for the WEA and lectures to a wide range of national and local organisations, including the Art Fund, the National Trust, the U3A and the Arts Society (formerly NADFAS).


He spent three years as a speaker on cruise ships as part of a partnership between Tate and P&O.  His travels gave him an abiding interest in the art of Scandinavia, Russia and North America.

Lectures include:

  • William Hogarth: Satire and Morality

  • The Glasgow Boys: Artists from the “Second City of Empire”

  • Portrait of a City: London in Art

  • The Canvas Ceiling: Women Artists through the Ages (17thc to now)

  • Breaking the Code: Signs and Symbols in Art

  • “Come and Make Eyes at Me”: Art of the Music Hall

  • The Home Front: Art from the First and Second World Wars

  • The Golden Boy: David Hockney

  • The American Sublime: Landscape Painting and the Opening of the West

  • East and West: The Genius of Georgia O’Keeffe

  • A Friendly Rivalry: Matisse and Picasso